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For aesthetic reasons, I would like to disable the text of the header bar on my title page.

This is what I have : What I have

And this is what I would like : What I want

Is there an easy way to do this ? I couldn't find anything other than \begin{frame}[plain] but this also removes the colored rectangles.

Here is my current code :

\documentclass[xcolor=x11names,compress]{beamer}

\useoutertheme[subsection=false,shadow]{miniframes}
\useinnertheme{default}

\setbeamerfont{title like}{shape=\scshape}
\setbeamerfont{frametitle}{shape=\scshape}

\setbeamercolor*{lower separation line head}{bg=AntiqueWhite4}
\setbeamercolor*{normal text}{fg=black,bg=white}
\setbeamercolor*{alerted text}{fg=red}
\setbeamercolor*{example text}{fg=black}
\setbeamercolor*{structure}{fg=black}
\setbeamercolor*{palette tertiary}{fg=black,bg=black!10}
\setbeamercolor*{palette quaternary}{fg=black,bg=black!10}

\title{Presentation}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\titlepage
\end{frame}

\section{Section 1}
\begin{frame}
\end{frame}

\section{Section 2}
\subsection{Sub 1}
\begin{frame}
\end{frame}

\subsection{Sub 2}
\begin{frame}
\end{frame}
\end{document}
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Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document} –  samcarter Jun 6 at 9:53

2 Answers 2

Replacing the first frame with the following should do the trick:

{
\defbeamertemplate*{headline}{mytheme}
{%
  \begin{beamercolorbox}[colsep=1.5pt]{upper separation line head}
  \end{beamercolorbox}
  \begin{beamercolorbox}{section in head/foot}
    \vskip2pt\phantom{\insertnavigation{\paperwidth}}\vskip2pt
  \end{beamercolorbox}%
  \begin{beamercolorbox}[colsep=1.5pt]{lower separation line head}
  \end{beamercolorbox}
}

\begin{frame}
\titlepage
\end{frame}
}

Here is a little how to: I went to the definition of the miniframes theme (search for beamerouterthememiniframes.sty) copied the part of the headline definition, changed the theme name and made the \insertnavigation invisible. There was also a part for the "subsection" option of the theme. This part I removed, since you disabled subsections.

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I finally came with the solution of hiding it by setting the same color for foreground and background, and then reverting the foreground to black :

\setbeamercolor*{palette tertiary}{fg=black!10,bg=black!10}
\setbeamercolor*{palette quaternary}{fg=black!10,bg=black!10}

\title{Presentation}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\titlepage
\end{frame}

\setbeamercolor*{palette tertiary}{fg=black,bg=black!10}
\setbeamercolor*{palette quaternary}{fg=black,bg=black!10}
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